Malky Mackay's future at Cardiff City remains in doubt.
The Daily Mail says Mackay remains in grave danger of the sack from Cardiff City this Christmas despite the clubâ€™s owner Vincent Tan being persuaded not to pull the trigger just yet.
Tan was expected to dismiss Mackay after Saturdayâ€™s defeat at Liverpool, only for club chairman Mehmet Dalman to release a statement on Sunday revealing that the controversial Malaysian had decided to hold fire.
However, Mackay is still waging a desperate fight for his job after club sources revealed Tan had not even spoken to his manager in person at Anfield and that Dalmanâ€™s statement is being viewed as an attempt to patch up Cardiffâ€™s battered image.
The only communication between Mackay and his club on Sunday took place when his agent Raymond Sparks spoke to Dalman.